What does scarf mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scarf(noun)

    a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration

  2. scarf joint, scarf(verb)

    a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end

  3. scarf(verb)

    masturbate while strangling oneself

  4. scarf(verb)

    unite by a scarf joint

  5. scarf(verb)

    wrap in or adorn with a scarf


  1. scarf(Noun)

    A long, often knitted, garment worn around the neck.

  2. scarf(Noun)

    A headscarf.

  3. scarf(Noun)

    A type of joint in woodworking.

  4. scarf(Noun)

    A groove on one side of a sewing machine needle.

  5. scarf(Verb)

    To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf.

  6. scarf(Verb)

    To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.

  7. scarf(Verb)

    To eat very quickly.

    You sure scarfed that pizza.

  8. scarf(Verb)

    To shape by grinding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scarf(noun)

    a cormorant

  2. Scarf(noun)

    an article of dress of a light and decorative character, worn loosely over the shoulders or about the neck or the waist; a light shawl or handkerchief for the neck; also, a cravat; a neckcloth

  3. Scarf(verb)

    to throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf

  4. Scarf(verb)

    to dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping

  5. Scarf(verb)

    to form a scarf on the end or edge of, as for a joint in timber, metal rods, etc

  6. Scarf(verb)

    to unite, as two pieces of timber or metal, by a scarf joint

  7. Scarf(noun)

    in a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf joint, the part of the end or edge that is tapered off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the rest of the piece

  8. Scarf(noun)

    a scarf joint

  9. Origin: [Sw. skarfva to eke out, to join together, skarf a seam, joint; cf. Dan. skarre to joint, to unite timber, Icel. skara to clinch the planks of a boat, G. scharben to chop, to cut small.]


  1. Scarf

    A scarf, also known as a muffler, or neck-wrap is a piece of fabric worn around the neck, or near the head or around the waist for warmth, cleanliness, fashion or for religious reasons. They can come in a variety of different colours.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scarf

    skärf, n. a light decorative piece of dress worn loosely on the shoulders or as a band about the neck: a light handkerchief for the neck: a cravat:—pl. Scarfs, Scarves (obs.).—v.t. to cover, as if with a scarf.—adj. Scarfed, decorated with pendants.—ns. Scarf′-pin, an ornamental pin worn in a scarf; Scarf′-ring, an ornamental ring through which the ends or a scarf are drawn. [A.S. scearfe, a piece; Dut. scherf, a shred.]

  2. Scarf

    skärf, v.t. to join two pieces of timber endwise, so that they may appear to be used as one: to flay the skin from a whale.—n. in carpentry, a joint whose ends are united so as to form a continuous piece.—ns. Scar′fing; Scarf′ing-machine′, a machine for shaving the ends of leather belting to a feather edge; Scarf′-joint, a joint made by overlapping two pieces of timber that will fit each other; Scarf′-loom, a figure loom for weaving fabrics. [Scand., Sw. skarf, Norw. skarv, a joint; cf. Ger. scherben, to cut small; conn. with shear, v.]

  3. Scarf

    skärf, n. the cormorant—(Scot.) Scart, Skart. [Ice. skarfr.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. scarf

    In heraldry, a small ecclesiastical banner suspended from the top of a crozier.

Editors Contribution

  1. scarf

    A type of garment and product created and designed in various colors, fabric, wool, materials, shapes, sizes and styles used to put around your neck for a variety of purposes.

    Scarves are used sometimes as a form of decoration around your neck year round and during the winter months worn to keep your neck area warm.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scarf in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scarf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of scarf in a Sentence

  1. Gina Morello:

    When I saw Western women... they just had the abayas( long cloaks) on and no head scarf.

  2. Tyler Hughes:

    At the time, I didn’t even realize my decision to use the scarf as a tourniquet was so crucial – I was on auto-pilot.

  3. Raisat Suleimanov:

    She was wearing hijab, black scarf. It was strange for us to see our aunt like that. When she lived here she dressed very well. She wore gold and diamonds. This dramatic change, it was very strange to see her covered all over.

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